Remember the Mohammed cartoons?
Yale University Press has now banned them from being published in a book about the Mohammed cartoons.
Via Ed Driscoll, who says,
as this New York Times article illustrates, Yale finally finds a religion it’s willing to bend over backwards to respect
So Yale University and Yale University Press consulted two dozen authorities, including diplomats and experts on Islam and counterterrorism, and the recommendation was unanimous: The book, “The Cartoons That Shook the World,” should not include the 12 Danish drawings that originally appeared in September 2005. What’s more, they suggested that the Yale press also refrain from publishing any other illustrations of the prophet that were to be included, specifically, a drawing for a children’s book; an Ottoman print; and a sketch by the 19th-century artist Gustave Doré of Muhammad being tormented in Hell, an episode from Dante’s “Inferno” that has been depicted by Botticelli, Blake, Rodin and Dalí.
While at it, the NYT misrepresented the Mohammed cartoon controversy. Jim Hoft has the details on that.
Roger Kimball lets it rip on this latest capitulation into fear.